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Modified 22-Sep-21
Created 22-Mar-16
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Wilpattu National Park (Willu-pattu; Land of Lakes) is a park located on the island of Sri Lanka. The unique feature of this park is the existence of "Willus" (Natural lakes) - Natural, sand-rimmed water basins or depressions that fill with rainwater. Located in the Northwest coast lowland dry zone of Sri Lanka. The park is located 30 km west Anuradhapura and located 26 km north of Puttalam (approximately 180 km north of Colombo). The park is 131, 693 hectares and ranges from 0 to 152 meters above sea level. Nearly sixty lakes (Willu) and tanks are found spread throughout Wilpattu. Wilpattu is the largest and one of the oldest National Parks in Sri Lanka.
We stayed at Wilpattu House Cottages / Bungalow which is an isolated tranquil, rustic no frills nature stay and similar to homestay. It is located by the Wilpattu National Park entrance at Eluwankulam, on the Puttalam-Mannar Road.
Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus)Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus)Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis)Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis)Yellow-billed Babbler (Turdoides affinis)Asian Openbill (Anastomus oscitans)Blue-faced Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus viridirostris)Crested Treeswift (Hemiprocne coronata)Jerdon's Bush Lark (Mirafra affinis)Indian Robin (Saxicoloides fulicatus)Jerdon's Leafbird (Chloropsis jerdoni)Jerdon's Leafbird (Chloropsis jerdoni)Jerdon's Leafbird (Chloropsis jerdoni)Black-headed Ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus)Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis)Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)Grey Langur (Semnopithecus entellus)Chameleon (Chamaelo zeylanicus)

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